cirque

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Related to Glacial cirque: niche glacier, Corrie glacier
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a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain

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The detected specific landforms were: ridges, planation surfaces, glacial cirques and steep slopes (scarps).
2009), the mean slope for the scarps or headwalls, the mean curvature for the ridges and glacial cirques (Eisank et al.
Countless snow-filled ravines, steep mountain chutes, and glacial cirques decorate these ancient mountains, while forests climb precariously up onto their flanks.
Like the Chic-Chocs, the McGerrigles are flanked by many steep ravines and glacial cirques that catch great quantities of snow on their leeward sides.
The topographic profiles were created along different landforms: plateaus, glacial cirques and valleys.